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Improve service delivery: Dikshit to hospitals

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday directed all 38 Delhi government-run hospitals to improve their service delivery and set up a committee to look into their functioning.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: July 27, 2012 1:58 am

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday directed all 38 Delhi government-run hospitals to improve their service delivery and set up a committee to look into their functioning.

At a meeting to review performance of the hospitals,Dikshit directed the medical superintendents to concentrate on improving the services.

The committee will be headed by Health Secretary Anshu Prakash and it has been asked to submit its report within 10 days.

She said funds at the disposal of the medical superintendents for carrying out repairs and maintenance work would be hiked from Rs 5 crore to Rs 10 crore per annum.

The city government would take steps based on the findings of the report.

Dikshit also asked authorities to comply with guidelines pertaining to operation of schoolbuses following the death of a 14-year-old student,who had stuck his head out of the window of a bus and hit it against an electricity pole.

“This is an unfortunate incident. We will have to implement the norms. I would request people and institutions to abide by the rules,” she said.

Jaskiran Chawla,a Class X student at Punjabi Bagh’s Hansraj Model School,died on Wednesday when he was trying to buy an ice-cream from a roadside vendor while being in the bus. “The transport department was looking into the incident to find out what was wrong and how the incident had happened,” Dikshit said.

The Supreme Court had set specific guidelines for schoolbuses,which included fitting of horizontal grills on windows of the vehicles.

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